07 June 2021, 04:00 pm
Rogues Among The Ruins
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Rogues Among The Ruins
by Achala Moulik

ABOUT THE BOOK: A satire on the workings of the Indian civil service machinery, the book Rogues Among the Ruins  uses irony, humour and sarcasm to unveil the reality of powerful men and women who think they rule the country. The first part of the book ‘Life Among the Ruins’ provides a fascinating fictionalised account of the Archaeological Survey of India giving us a glimpse of its history and its workings.  A morally neutral civil servant caught in the conflict between power and ideals, chronicles a later era in the second part, ‘Romance Among the Ruins’. Not betraying any bitterness, the book  adopts the style of great masters like Cervantes and Gogol who in search of truth and justice, always evoke laughter through tears. 

PANELISTS: Dr Uday Balakrishna, formerly of the Indian Postal Service, currently visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ; Shri Manish Purohit, co-founder of 'Authors UpFront'; Shri. N.S. Vinodh, investment banker and author; Ms. Achala Moulik, IAS (Retd.), & author of the book.

CHAIR: Shri K.N. Srivastava, IAS (Retd), Director IIC